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Names released in officer-involved shooting in Albany

August 21, 2018 04:09 PM

Police have released the names of the officers and suspect involved in Monday’s officer-involved shooting in Albany.

Detectives James Olsen, Lawrence Heid and Christopher Cornell responded to a reported fight on Central Avenue. Police were told someone there had a gun.

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When they arrived, a man matching the description of the suspect took off on foot and police chased after him.

Shots were fired on Elk Street, hitting 19-year-old Ellazar Williams, of Binghamton. As of late Tuesday afternoon, he was at Albany Medical Center in critical, but stable condition. 

Police aren't telling NewsChannel 13 which of the officers opened fire.

Investigators are hoping to view security camera video of the incident.

Authorities did find a large hunting knife at the scene.

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